Author Archives: Shaun

Collected Wisdoms 2019 FWIW

A few things I’ve learned I get asked regularly to give advice on setting up his new business, having been through the process and, to all appearances, made a decent fist of it. You can get the basic advice on … Continue reading

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How to get a start in auditing

I often (and I mean OFTEN) get asked what is the best way to get a job as an auditor? I always give the same advice and it seems the advice works. Or at least it has worked for several … Continue reading

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Why hasn’t ISO 50001 matched the global success of ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 has been a success. It would be difficult to deny the impact of the standard has had in improving general standards of environmental management, albeit not in all sectors, and in some countries more than others. It has … Continue reading

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Taking Control of the Facts

Getting to the bottom of things is reaching that point where everything adds up and makes sense. When that’s not happening, you’ve not got to the bottom of things, so keep going. Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Inverted Hierarchy

Sometime last year I found myself working with a rather well known organisation. Part of my work involved understanding their operational risks and how they were mitigated. For that I needed to spend some time at the coal face. This is what happened … Continue reading

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